37 Winter Cocktails You Need

The holidays call for great entertaining, but the heart of all parties is the drinks. With beverages served both hot or cold, you're in for a treat this winter.

Mulled Red Wine

“I had the honor to drink this at the chef’s house on last year’s Christmas swap! I loved it. It made me feel warm and homey.”

-drdewilde

Eggnog

"Ho ho ho! A great eggnog without the worry of the raw eggs. It tasted wonderful. This is going to be a great holiday treat around my house! The spices in here really make this a nice treat.”

-Mamas Kitchen Hope

White Sangria

“This sangria is not for wimps! It certainly packs a punch while tasting quite refreshing. I made it last night for a BBQ and it was enjoyed by all.”

-Dr. Jenny

Easy Mulled Wine

"I love this recipe! So easy and absolutely delicious. I used whole spices instead of ground. I'll definitely be making this again and again!"

-Cinnamon girl

Eggnog Martini

“We’re serving this tonight for our Christmas party. Make a batch and add people for a very Merry Christmas!”

-Chef Remy 186273

Berries & Champagne Punch

"I made this for a bridal shower last night and everyone loved it. It’s very refreshing and not overpoweringly sweet. Many asked for the recipe!”

-LeylahNIE

Chocolate-Banana Punch with Coffee Cubes

A holiday pick-me-up in more ways than one. Based around the classic treat of coffee and Irish cream, this has a bit more of a kick from the bourbon. The banana liqueur is a great addition to lighten it up!

Lemon Champagne Punch

“A major hit! Sweet and tart with a kick. It looks elegant in white wine glasses or champagne flutes.”

-Judi M.

Saint of Mexico Punch

A unique punch with some added spice!

Burnt Rosemary Orange Spritz

A festive take on the classic Aperol Spritz with a seasonal note of flamed rosemary.

Island Holiday

A tropical take on the holiday classic eggnog, without the fuss of cracking any eggs. Using coconut puree or sorbet, the texture is still full and creamy.

Traditional Eggnog

"Yum yum! Now THIS is eggnog. It's nicely thick, deliciously creamy and pretty, too. We used bourbon instead of whiskey!”

-troyh

Tea Time

Classic punch from the 1800s always had a spice or tea component to them. This punch uses both, as well as cranberry bitters for a bright kick.

Alcoholic Hot Chocolate

"This is lovely! I used skim milk and 65% cocoa dark chocolate. I made it exactly as posted and we enjoyed it very much!”

-flower7

Pear, Please

One Peary delicious punch!

Miel Picante

Hot cider: a standard whenever there is a chill in the air. Served hot toddy-style.

Martha Stewart's Eggnog

“I’m on my way to the kitchen to make this recipe for the third year. I’ve never liked eggnog from the store, but this is scary it's so good. It's easy to drink more than you need, so take care!"

-nancydee

Jolly Cranberry Juice Sangria

“My husband and I both love cranberry juice! We both really enjoyed this sangria. I’m keeping this recipe in mind for the holidays as this would go great with a holiday meal. The cranberries give it a very festive appearance.”

-Queen Dana

Kahlua Eggnog

“I don’t like eggnog, but this was wonderful! It tasted like a Brandy Alexander to me. I served it in a martini glass with freshly grated nutmeg on top. Yummy!”

-mary winecoff

Hot Apple Pie

“Oh yum! This was so smooth and creamy. It tasted just like a slice of hot apple pie. It’s the perfect hot beverage to combat the chilly weather we’ve been having lately.”

-Northwestgal

Hot Rum Toddy

"I really enjoyed this drink. After finishing my toddy I was warm, fuzzy and ready for a good night's sleep.”

-CJAY8248

Moscow Mule Cocktail

“I love this with ginger beer in copper mugs!”

-DianaEatingRichly

Brandy Alexander

“This is my before-bedtime night cap this evening and I’m enjoying every ounce of it!”

-MarraMamba

Slow-Cooker Mulled Pomegranate & Red Wine Punch

"How easy and festive is this? I love the fact that it could bubble away all day in my slow cooker and not take up room on the stove while I cook and prep for the big meal.”

-Liza at Food.com

Frozen Cranberry Margaritas

“We had these with Christmas lunch — what a wonderful drink! I’ll certainly be making these again.”

-Bokenpop aka Madele

Pink Grapefruit Martini

“I had to make this! A beautiful color. This would be especially nice served at a brunch.”

-breezermom

Autumn Glow Punch

“Wonderful! This made my house smell like the holidays. Great hot or cold.”

-DianaEatingRichly

Apple Cider Sangria

"We made this for Thanksgiving and it was a huge hit! Delicious."

-michc215

Tinto De Verano

"I loved this! It’s so simple, light and refreshing! This one is a real winner.”

-AlaskaPam

Slow-Cooker Buttered Rum

“We made this the center of a neighborhood gathering. It was a real hit! It’s my daughters new favorite drink. I’ll save this and make it many more times.”

-emcquaid

Thanksgiving Jell-O Shots

“What fun! I’m already looking forward to fall and making these for our pumpkin carving party!”

-Wilderness

Summer Red Wine Sangria

"I made two pitchers of this. They were to die for! Great for parties — especially during the summer when you’re sitting out on the deck.”

-Mysterygirl

Butterscotch Mulled Cider

"This was such an amazing drink! It tasted almost like a caramel apple but even better. It totally warmed us up today!"

-aeht206

Pumpkin Martini Recipe

"Wow, this is so decadent! It's more like a dessert. I made the syrup from scratch.”

-DeliciousAsItLooks

Holiday Cranberry Punch

“Wow, this is a great punch! I made a double batch for Christmas. It was gone in no time! I love the balance of the tart, sweet citrus flavor.”

-Beth P.

Gingerbread Cookie Cocktail

Both a cocktail and a dessert! This delicious drink will bring a crowd together.

Santa's Kiss Christmas Punch

“Here is a tasty punch that is smooth and rich, but lightened by the club soda. It has a frosty yet gently kiss of peppermint.”

-Annacia

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